Qianlong Chinese Porcelain Vase Famille Verte bats 壽 Antique Qing 18th C
An antique Chinese porcelain vase enamelled in the Famille Verte palette with two large reserved stylised lotus petal shaped cartouches decorated with a hollow rock, peony flowers, bamboo and butterflies. All on a ground of formal lotus and clematis floral spray scrolls. The sides are decorated with with bats and the stylised symbol 壽 (shòu) with a meaning for Longevity.
The shoulder has a green and blue diaper border between four floral cartouches. The long slightly flaring neck with a raised central ribbed band is decorated with reserved floral cartouches also on a ground of formal lotus and clematis sprays.
This beautiful vase was made during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 in the Qing dynasty 清代 in the 18th Century circa 1750. The base has a blank double ring mark in underglaze blue.
The vase in soft or pastel colours ( Ruancai 軟彩 ) is in excellent antique condition, it has some wear to the gilding, there are no chips, cracks nor restoration. This is a most attractive item to add to any collection of antique 18th century Chinese porcelain or simply as a statement piece in any interior.
Height 12 3/8 inches ( 31.4 cm)
Diameter 4 3/4 inches (12 cm)
Weight 0.97 Kg unpacked
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